Santa Cruz County Arrest Records and Warrant Search

Do you want to run a background check on the person you have been dating recently? It is indeed a smart move. You cannot really know what you may come up with. People will go to great lengths to conceal their criminal past. It is better to make sure you are not associating with former sex offender or a wanted person before it is too late. The following lines will teach you how to trace Santa Cruz County arrest records, warrant and criminal court dockets.

How to initiate a Santa Cruz County arrest records search

On the sheriff office website, you can find an arrest log that displays names of people who were incarcerated in the last ten days. The log consists of PDF files that disclose the detainee’s age, physical description, booking number, warrant number, court case number, location within the county’s correctional facilities, release date and bond amount. You will also be able to read about the type of offenses he or she has committed.

In order to carry out an inmate search that goes beyond the last ten days, you should call the county jail (831-454-2420) and ask whether the name of the person you are searching appears on their list of detainees.

For your information, the website managed by the CDCR enables users to run a California inmate search through an electronic database (http://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/) that covers all of the state’s correctional facilities.

None of the options mentioned above will be able to show you older Santa Cruz County arrest records. Therefore we recommend the search box on this page. By typing the subject’s name, you will obtain plenty of data that will give you a full account of his or her criminal history (jail records, arrest orders, prior convictions, etc.). Accuracy and confidentiality are guaranteed.

How to carry out a Santa Cruz County warrant search

The sheriff’s website offers a warrant lookup tool that can be accessed here. Results include a warrant number, type and date of issue. You will also see the type of crime committed and bail amount.

Although this tool shows most of Santa Cruz County warrants issued by the Superior Court, it will not be able to present recent changes that have been made in the files themselves. So if you want to obtain the most update information, you should visit the sheriff office, where  you will gain access to more updated databases. On this page, you will see the location of the sheriff office’s various divisions and branches.

How to trace criminal court dockets

To obtain Santa Cruz court records, you will have to download and fill in a request form, and then send it to the Criminal Division at the Superior Court:

Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Cruz
Criminal Division
701 Ocean Street, Room 120
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

You will have to add a check to pay the search fee. For further details, go here.

Crime Data

In 2014, 1,139 violent crimes were committed in the county. They consisted of 9 murders, 110 rapes, 236 robberies (of which 45 were armed robberies) and 784 assaults. In addition, 8,121 property crimes were reported to the authorities.